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a student of history of religion in the united states. if that's what your interest income it's hard not to get somewhat interest in the latter day saints but it's such a colorful and dramatic story. profit, persecution, polygamy. i got into the project in a way of learning more about mormonism as the church and as a religion. and also because brigham young is such a figure of broader significance in the 19th century america spent of course the most famous american today in america is mitt romney. does the romney family of interaction with brigham young clammed? >> i'm sure there are many romney descendents and brigham young descendents that know each other. you know, the church, even though it's much bigger still early tightknit institution, and especially in utah. it means a lot if you have ancestors that go way back to the pioneer era of the church. and, obviously, the young's do spit and the romney's to as well. why did the romney family, end up in mexico? >> they ended up in mexico because i believe mitt romney's great-grandfather practiced plural marriage. was a polygamist. and
. juerything changed after the 1967 war when israel bec the new religion of american jews. after its lightning ctory, washington upgraded israel's status to a strategic american asset. jewish support for israel no ngerthreatened to -- [inaudible] dual loyalty. on the contrary, it now connoted super loyalty as american jews defended on the front lines american interests against the communist third world arab hordes. the jewish state's martial prowess became a source of pride for jews for whom at that time the primary associatn of the nazi holocaust -- to the extent that it trillionerred any association -- triggered any association, was of j well,ews g like sheep to slaughter. the imageisra projected of itself alsoesonated with the st liberalism of american -- [inaudible] like the pioneers conquering the american wilderness, israel had made the desert bloom, was the only democracy in the middle east. it was t light unto the nations. it was home to the microutopia of the -- [inaudible] in the past three years -- excuse me, in the past three decades, however, the uplifting image of israel has with
the in gay marriage. but i believe everyone should have the right to practice their religion and love how the 12. these right-wingers -- there are a lot of democrats that did not believe in gay marriage, but we do not believe we should be able to stop anyone from mary in who they want. this is like the caliban. you have these right-wing groups. the right-wingers would be the taliban. there are a lot of things they do not want. this is how they believe it. in the end, got is the one to judge. host: this is the republican line. caller: i think it is interesting the last guy started off by saying he is against the idea of gay marriage but he calls us conservatives the taliban. if he happens to be a hyphenated american, most black people are against this. martin luther king would have been against this. host: about the decision to the hear the cases, what do you think. caller: one of the things i find interesting is we never talk about the hundreds of thousands of men who have died and joe america because of sex outside of natural law. we rolled a " out once a year and add a couple of patches
teenagers were brutally massacred after being tortured and raped under the name of islam and religion. to be honest with you, all i am interested in is just saving one life. if i can save one life, i can die in peace. i know the arguments and many of them are political but for me, it is an issue of practicality and it is an issue of saving lives. >> do you want to jump in? >> if i can get one piece of advice to the obama administration is to do the exact opposite of my good friend. never, ever show modesty when you are negotiating with middle easterners. [laughter] windows something about trade. we know something about negotiations. you go to a negotiation with limited negotiation and you lose everything. this is the attitude you need to have. >> i wanted to ask a question about the relationship about a strategy of economic pressure which the u.s. in the west is pursuing against iran and human rights. i would phrase it this way -- the u.s. clients and the p-5 claim and there is evidence for it that this has devastated the oil exports for iran -- there's a counter argument that sometim
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